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Oregon’s Legislature is proposing Senate Bill 959, which addresses legislative financial compensation. As it stands, Oregon lawmakers earn $31,200 a year and a $149 per diem payment for meals and lodging, roughly averaging around $2,000 a month. SB 959 changes the way Oregon legislators are compensated by correlating it to the annual average salary of all Oregonians — increasing policy-maker’s pay by about 63%.

In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown delivers her inaugural speech to Oregon legislators in the Capitol House chambers in Salem.

Mark Mulvihill (right) fields questions after a 2015 presentation at the Oregon Leadership Summit at the Oregon Convention Center. Mulvihill, …

The Lane County Board of Commissioners will vote today on whether to offer new County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky a base annual salary of $…